LATEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS
YALE & HARVARD STARTUP FACE OFF IN INAUGURAL PITCHOFF The Harvard-Yale rivalry is about to enter a new arena: entrepreneurship. On Friday, April 1, Harvard Innovation Labs is hosting the first Harvard-Yale Pitch-off, an event that will bring together three teams from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) and three teams from Harvard iLabs to pitch before a panel of five judges—two with Yale degrees, two with Harvard degrees, and one with joint loyalties. Learn more here!
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THURS., MARCH 24, 7:45am-5:30pm: YALE BIOMEDICAL CAREER FAIR. This year the Career Exploration Panels will feature Yale alumni in the following fields: Biotech & Pharma, Academic Research & Teaching, Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship and Consulting. The keynote address will be delivered by Toby Freedman, Ph.D., President of Synapsis Search and author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development. The fair will conclude with an extended Corporate Networking Event, with attendance by more than 20 companies including Pfizer, NatureJobs, Healthcare Consultancy Group, Moderna Therapeutics and many more. The Jackson Laboratory is this year's platinum sponsor. At Harkness Auditorium. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.
WED., MARCH 30, 2:30-4pm: STARTUP JOBS FAIR.
The Startup Job Fair will introduce students to opportunities at
startups small and large, including employment/internship opportunities
and innovative career paths. Cosponsored by the Yale Entrepreneurial
Institute and the Yale Office of Career Services. Featured companies
include: NorthPage Inc., Ampush Inc., Venture for America, Weiss Asset
Management, Nylas, & Locker Room Talk. At Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room. Contact email@example.com for more information.
WED., MARCH 30, 8-10pm: WEDNESDAY NIGHT IDEA SHARE. Join YEI in our 2nd floor lounge to discuss your ideas for a new app or business, or just come listen to others and enjoy chips, guacamole and salsa from Tomatillo! Everyone welcome. (Interest in entrepreneurship a plus, no actual business idea required). At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor (door to left of Tyco). SIGN UP HERE.
FRI., APRIL 1, 5-6:30pm: HARVARD-YALE PITCHOFF.
Experience the passion on stage and the innovation community on the
ground – come meet the next breakout student ventures from the Harvard
Innovation Labs and the Yale Entrepreneurship Institute. Each school
will send three teams to pitch before a panel of 5 expert judges. At Harvard iLabs, 125 Western Ave., Boston. SIGN UP HERE.
headed to Boston on our very own RallyBus for the event! Join us for
all the excitement leaving from New Haven and returning after the event.
SIGN UP FOR THE RALLYBUS HERE!**
FRI., APRIL 1: PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL SYMPOSIUM.
The conference will feature high-profile speakers, topical discussion
panels, and small group interactions with venture capitalists and
private equity investors. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and a
cocktail reception for participants. At Evans Hall. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.
SAT., APRIL 2: SPARK: SOCIAL IMPACT CONFERENCE.
The conference will feature opening keynote Garrett Melby, the
cofounder and Executive Director of GoodCompany Ventures, and Andrew
Yang, the CEO of Venture for America. Other accomplished speakers and
social entrepreneurs will provide professional development and
participate in panels covering topics from social innovation in the tech
industry to venture capital & impact investing to environmental
sustainability in business. Visit our website for more information. SIGN UP HERE.
SAT., APRIL 2, 2-3:30pm: STUDENT LEADERS SPEED DATE. Student Leaders Speed Date
Yale Leadership Institute is excited to present the 2016 Student
Leaders Speed Date. Mix it up with friends from organizations across
Yale and get started on awesome new projects that become possible
through this convergence of ideas and pooling of resources. Prizes will
be awarded for best partnership ideas. At Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall and Memorabilia Room. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES., APRIL 5, 8:30-9:30am: BREAKFAST SERIES: YALE WOMEN INNOVATORS. The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is launching a breakfast series focused on Yale Women Innovators to foster discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship at any level. Morning sessions will alternate between education sessions and visiting speakers. Come enjoy a light breakfast, hot coffee and a lot of illuminating discussion from fellow Yale women who have made inroads in starting companies, or who are just setting foot on the path. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor (door to left of Tyco). SIGN UP HERE.
THURS., APRIL 21, 10:30am-12:30pm: JOHNSON & JOHNSON INNOVATION. Hear from Johnson & Johnson Innovation leaders as they provide an overview of J&J Innovation goals and mission. Speakers will also be on hand to meet with a handful of applicants one-on-one after the presentation. Companies must apply by March 21 for a one-on-one meeting. This event is produced in partnership with CURE, The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and the Yale Office of Cooperative Research. At Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E02, Yale School of Medicine, 230 South Frontage Rd., New Haven. REGISTER & APPLY HERE.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES
MON., MARCH 28, 5pm: SABIN PRIZE APPLICATION DEADLINE. The Sabin
Sustainable Venture Prize supports student and faculty efforts to start a
sustainable for-profit business through cash prizes totaling $25,000.
The competition provides feedback from professional judges, extensive
mentoring from faculty, and opportunities for participants to meet and
pitch their ideas to venture capitalists and industry leaders. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
MON., MARCH 28, 11:59pm: THORNE PRIZE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education is a
$25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on
social innovation in health or education. The prize will be awarded in
the spring of each year to support a student or group of students
beginning or continuing to develop a social enterprise or innovation
focused on these two areas. The winner receives automatic acceptance
into the YEI Fellowship. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS INSTRUCTORS. Yale
Young Global Scholars Program is looking for four additional
instructors for the following inaugural sessions: Applied Science &
Engineering (ASE June 19 - July 2, 2016), Biological & Biomedical
Science (BBS July 8 - July 21, 2016) and Technology, Innovation, &
Entrepreneurship (TIE July 26 - August 8, 2016). Any Yale student
(undergraduate or graduate) with academic interest that intersect with
the session themes are eligible to apply. YYGS is an academic enrichment
and leadership training program for top high school students from
around the world, who apply through a highly competitive admissions
process to learn at Yale in the summer. These two-week positions offer
competitive pay and optional on-campus room & board. DETAILS HERE.
CBIT COMMUNICATIONS POSITION.
The Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT) is
seeking a full-time communications person to write releases, update
social media, produce content and assist in event planning. Recent grads
encouraged to apply! Contact Jean Zheng, email@example.com.
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